Senior Manager – Digital Range and Space Job at WooliesX – Sydney NSW

About WooliesX

As a start-up business inside one of Australia’s largest retailers, WooliesX aims to bring the best of Woolworths to our customers, powered by our team, technology and data. To achieve our customer 1st strategy, we have combined the Digital, eCommerce, Customer Loyalty and Financial Services businesses to transform the customer experience under one banner – WooliesX.

Hybrid role, work between Norwest and Surry Hills, our vibrant, innovative and energetic collaboration spaces empower our teams to innovate and deliver an exceptional experience for our customers – no matter whether they choose to shop in-store, or online.

We are an agile team that embraces diversity of thought and love to take on challenges with a pragmatic and innovative approach. Our culture thrives on mutual respect, care, curiosity, openness, and a proactive attitude. As a team, we continually seek ways to pair, collaborate, support and learn from each other!

We value flexibility and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

My role exists to:
This role is responsible for developing and driving catchment-first, curated ranges and space (Macro/Micro) strategies for our eCom fulfilment store network to ensure a convenient shopping experience that drives sustainable sales growth and profit in line with the Category Development Schedule (CDS) and Quarterly Delivery Cycle (QDC) process.

Where does my role fit:
This role reports into the Digital Trade Planning, Range & Space Chapter and is a part of the broader Commercial Practice. This role is p


integrated within the B2C eCommerce Tribe to lead our Digital Range & Space squad. Your role is to support, engage and partner cross-functionally across WooliesX and the broader Group.

About you:
To be successful in this role, you must be methodical, highly numerate and a disciplined operator who can manage multiple projects, deadlines and stakeholders. You will understand the principles of Range & Assortment, Category Management and Space Management. You are proactive and able to identify gaps and convert these into opportunities and use commercial acumen to drive smart growth decisions. You maintain calm under pressure and have the ability to challenge the status quo and existing assumptions in order to promote innovative thinking and new solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
Identify and prioritise opportunities that enable smart growth that is delivered through our Range and Space activities

Develop the catchment-first Range & CFC Merchandising strategy in line with the Category Development Schedule (CDS)

Manage and Track Ranging and Planogram compliance across all CFCs

Continuous improvement of our Range Visibility across the CFCs to take smart growth actions

WX Internal business partner for CFCs

Support and work in line with our Agile Structure

Team development and coaching

Key Activities:
Work with WX and Woolies Group stakeholders to identify actionable initiatives that will enable smart growth through range and space decisions

Managing the quarterly cycle to deliver the above initiatives

Drive efficiencies in curating range where appropriate to optimise CFC ranges

Partner with Digital Merchandising to develop the Online-Only range strategy for CFCs based on catchment-zone customer requirements for our B2C and B2B business units

Champion and embed merchandising guidelines appropriate for CFCs that improve availability, reduce OOS and improve ease of picking/pick time.

Ensure all planograms are released and executed OTIF across all CFCs

Partner with CFCs to optimise and tailor noncompliant planograms, right for Customer and right for Team (Personal Shoppers)

Enhance our POG framework to continuously improve our efficiency

Track and report on Range Visibility opportunities and identify the tactics to execute e.g. OOS, missing images

Work directly with teams to optimise and drive initiatives based on our Range Visibility

Work with Digital Merchandising to drive the right actions with the Commercial team

Ensure timely communication of all layout changes with CFC teams-

Centralised point of contact/escalation for CFC stores for Trading requests e.g. job buys, product activations. online status, reporting and data analysis

Work cross-functionally as a hatted Product Owner to engage across Tribes and partnering cross-functionally across WooliesX

Build relationships and networks to generate understanding, support and excitement for driving growth and influencing the best outcomes across the CFCs

Support the Chapter Lead to develop and provide on-the-job coaching for all Digital Range & Space Specialists

Enhance the level of Range & Space Specialist capability

Provide feedback and support in succession planning, personal development and capability building

The Qualifications, Work Experience and Technical Requirements I need for this position are:

5yrs+ cross-functional buying/trading & merchandising experience (FMCG, Retailer or Supplier)

Deep understanding of category management, range and space capabilities (Macro & Micro), activation, retail operations, digital, eCommerce and convenience propositions is an advantage

Experience managing resources

Strong stakeholder management

Passion for online retail, eCommerce or technology

Strong written and oral skills

Proven track record of consistent delivery against trading KPIs

Ability to prioritise and work well in a pressured situations

Team and people development & leadership experience

Business degree/qualification preferred

Retail/Supplier experience is an advantage

Digital/eCommerce experience is an advantage

Experience using Blue Yonder space planning software (or equivalent)

Track record of managing and delivering change as well as results

Demonstrated ability to influence, establish and maintain strong relationships

Able to demonstrate vertical and horizontal leadership ability, preferably in an agile/matrix operating model

My Working Relationships are with:

eCom Fulfilment store teams

Woolworths Group (Supermarkets, Metro and Support Functions)

Suppliers – Providers of services


Grow with the Group

Woolworths Group has announced it will be requiring Australian team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to medical and religious exemptions).

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we’re all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au . #LI #work180

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Company Location:  Sydney NSW

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